About Me (updated 2020-02-23)

What can I say about me.  I am a geek and husband to the most amazing ex-wife a man could find and father of nine beautiful kidlets.  And typically I am happy… and always thankful!  I truly live a blessed life.

I currently volunteer more than I work many weeks of the year…

  • I put in my 20 hours or so a week for Scouts Canada,
  • help in any way I can with Sunday school and events at our church,
  • help run a few computer user groups in Alberta and Saskatchewan,
  • take a week off every year to pour my life into one of the world’s largest children’s festivals,
  • I teach software for Dakemi,
  • I teach the Hug A Tree & Survive and the Survive Outside programs for AdventureSmart,
  • search for anyone or anything through our local Search and Rescue group.

I am one of the lucky guys who loves his career but loves his wife and kidlets enough to want to run home every day… what more could I want out of life?  Fine, a $40 million lottery win would be kinda cool too I suppose.

I only have four kidlets left at home now and for the first time in my life I have more kids who have escaped than still living at home.  By the end of 2020 I will be a grandfather if all goes well and then my life will change again.

Please read my first blog post here so that you understand a little of where my head is. That way, when you get lost reading other posts I can blame you for moving forward after being warned.

I suppose I should let you know that it is my wife’s hope that I actually make money off this blog at some point so if you click on an ad or link from somewhere in here there is a chance that I might make a few cents… we will cross our fingers just in case eh?

My wife has all but given up on me making money off this blog but she is very excited that I started writing a non-fiction book in 2019.  It should be published in November 2020 if all goes according to plan.

9 responses to “About Me (updated 2020-02-23)

  1. If you want to earn something, and make your wife happy, you have to put advertising banners here, or contact companies and talk about their products here. But if I can advise you on a way to make money, it is definitely not WordPress, because there aren’t many people reading here now. You have to stay on tik tok, instagram or youtube, make stupid videos, talk about stupid things, and hum, or dance weird, and then you can earn followers and money. Unfortunately WordPress can be useful but only for e-commerce professions, who know how to exploit it as experts but if you are not an expert then I suggest you pay more attention and put more things in the other sites that I wrote above. But you have to make idiotic videos, stupid things, because people just follow people doing funny things, stupid things.

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  3. Just read your unkind words about my daughter. I will say this much- you harshly judge others. 2, I’d love to see someone vilify your child in a blog. Child. 16. Brain not fully developed. You are a father of 9 and you think your opinions are ok to be out there in the world for her parents to see? Shame on you. Moreover, she may have read this or will come across it someday…what good have you done by writing such horrible things about a minor child? Think next time before you spew your disdaine for someone’s child online. Gross.

  4. Hey there Shayne (and Stacey)! I stumbled upon your blog via an FB comment made recently. When I saw your picture, Shayne, I was fairly confident it was “you” and as I skimmed some of your blog (I’ll admit I didn’t fully read things yet but I’m sure I will) I saw a picture of Stacey and knew that it was indeed “you”. Long story short, congratulations on the 9 (!) kids. I am very happy to see that you, and your family, are well, enjoying life and appear to be as outgoing as ever. It’s been many moons since I’ve seen my favorite DJ and his beautiful wife and it’s hard to imagine that the 4 adorable kidlets you had then are all grown up never mind adding another 5. Wishing you all the happiness in your future and success in your endeavors!


    • It is amazing how facebook really shrinks the world. It is great to hear from you. You are one of a small number of people out there that knew Stacey when she was my ex-wife or my first wife…

      I am not sure that I would recommend you reading all my blog posts… regardless, don’t hold any of it against my wife. In her defense she works very hard to get me to NOT post some of the things you might read.

  5. After your post on f/b tonight regarding the upcoming changes in the school system, I noticed this was coming from a blog. I think I will be spending some time in the next while reading it. You seem to have some very interesting topics. Thanks…..

    • you truly are a brave girl… enjoy the roller coaster of emotions… actually it’s going to be closer to a bad acid trip but you might enjoy some of it… i hope

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